Nevada’s unique geology means the state is part of a region with much higher average heat flow underground than the rest of the United States. Nevada currently has 15 geothermal projects providing power for NV Energy. Just last year, UNR researchers found two previously unrecognized geothermal resources. But not all hot springs are ripe for energy production — take a look.
Nevada has abundant geothermal activity. Should energy companies develop it?
By Diether Llanaza and Stone Suess
Nevada is a vast, windy state yet it ranks 33rd in the nation’s wind energy production. It turns out the temperamental gusts are part of the problem.
People keep buying electric vehicles, and Nevada continues to build infrastructure to support the shift away from internal-combustion transportation. The shift reduces green-house gas emission.
As Nevada pushes toward sourcing half its electricity from renewable energy by 2030, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some turbulence in the renewables sector.